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STEVE HARVEY’S TALK SHOW CANCELED; REPLACED BY ‘THE KELLY CLARKSON SHOW’

*Steve Harvey just lost his long-running talk show at NBC to pop star Kelly Clarkson... The former ‘American Idol’ winner and ‘The Voice’ coach will be launching her very own talk show, ‘The Kelly Clarkson Show’ this fall — and it’ll take over Steve’s slot after seven seasons. “The incomparable Kelly Clarkson takes everything she touches to another level and we couldn’t be happier to bring her talent, humor, generosity and compassion to daytime next year,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative & Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “With Kelly’s cross-generational appeal and extraordinary ability to understand and connect with viewers, The Kelly Clarkson Show will have something for everyone.” The new daytime talker starring Grammy-winner Clarkson is described as a fun, energetic show that breaks with tradition. Each episode will feature stories, celebrity guests, surprises, humor and music. “I love connecting with people, playing games, music and finding ways to help or give back to communities/organizations,” Clarkson said. “Having my own talk show where I get to do all of these things is pretty much a dream job!” Other stations from the NBC Station Group that will air The Kelly Clarkson Show as a lead-in for Ellen (DeGeneres show) include WCAU Philadelphia, KXAS Dallas-Fort Worth, KNTV San Francisco, WRC Washington DC, WTVJ Miami, KNSD San Diego and WVIT Hartford. The new show will also air in Boston on NBC-owned station WBTS in a different slot. The 11 NBC owned stations cover nearly 30% of U.S. households. “We are very excited to have Kelly Clarkson on our air next fall,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned TV Stations. “She’s genuine, warm, fun and interacts with her fans in a meaningful way. She will be the perfect companion to Ellen, providing an afternoon of great television.”

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Meek Mill Says Jay-Z Quietly Spent Millions On His Legal Fees

After spending five months in prison for a controversial probation violation, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill has spent the past two weeks getting his head together and speaking out about the injustices in the criminal justice system... So far he’s been on a media blitz, sitting down with NBC’s Lester Holt, veteran broadcaster, Angie Martinez, CNN, CBS This Morning, and now New York’s popular morning show, The Breakfast Club. During his Breakfast Club interview, Meek said that he feels a responsibility to speak out about the inequalities in the justice system because of the support he received throughout his ordeal. “I’m just reaching back the same way people supported me,” he said. “I know a lot of people were supporters of my music, but when it came to real life...people standing outside in the rain, protesting and actually being a part of helping me get back on these streets, I felt like I’m entitled to give back.”   Throughout his imprisonment, one of Meek Mill’s biggest supporters was rapper Jay-Z. While Meek is signed to Jay-Z’s artist management company, Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s support extended beyond exclaiming, “Free Meek!” in the media. Jay not only wrote a passionate op-ed for The New York Times about Mill’s unjust imprisonment but, according to the Philly rapper, Jigga also spent millions of dollars helping him get free. “JAY-Z is actually responsible for some of my legal fees, which I thought was the dopest in the world because it was some millions of dollars. I don’t even think I could have afforded it,” Mill admitted, though he said he was still able to take care of his family while he was locked up. Jay wasn’t the only one in the Carter household supporting Meek’s cause, Beyonce was also on board. On DJ Khaled’s song, “Top Off,” she shouted out the rapper. Meek Mill Says He’s grateful For the Support Jay Z & Beyonce Showed Him When He was Locked Up.  “I played that joint back. I was like ‘I know Beyoncé ain’t say no sh-t like this out of her mouth.’ I had to play it back again,” he said. “Then I heard her say ‘I’m in the hood screaming Free Meek’ ... That’s mega support—from Beyoncé and Jay-Z—because they don’t have to say it. You know Beyoncé ain’t shoutin’ no n----s out in jail.” As Meek readjusts to life on the outside and eases back into music, he also said he won’t forget about the people who are incarcerated who do not have the means to get out. Instead, he’s going to partner with some of his powerful new friends to advocate for those behind the wall. “I’m trying to use my platform and my voice,” he explained. “We’re in the process of starting an organization now. It’s going to be big.”

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Tyler Perry's New Movie Starring Tiffany Haddish Atlanta Casting Call ..

Now Casting for UPSCALE WEDDING GUESTS. WILL WORK TUESDAY APRIL 10th at the rate of $112/12. Ethnicities: CAUCASIAN/ASIAN/HISPANIC Males and Females ONLY AS OTHER ETHNICITIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN FILLED About The List: Details surrounding the new movie have not been released. However, Tyler Perry’s next movie, The List, will star Tiffany Haddish and Omari Hardwick. According to Deadline, Tiffany Haddish has signed a deal to star alongside Tika Sumpter and Omari Hardwick in Tyler Perry’s The List. This will be Perry’s next film, which is currently in the works at Paramount Players. Perry is writing, directing, and producing the project with a movie release date set for November 2, 2018. To audition for a role in the upcoming feature film, check out the casting call breakdown below. Tyler Perry Casting Call Now Casting for UPSCALE WEDDING GUESTS. WILL WORK TUESDAY APRIL 10th at the rate of $112/12. Ethnicities: CAUCASIAN/ASIAN/HISPANIC Males and Females ONLY AS OTHER ETHNICITIES HAVE ALREADY BEEN FILLED! WEDDING GUESTS: Caucasian/Asian/HISPANIC Males and Females AGE: 18-40 Y/O RATE: $112/12 Name: Age: Location: Phone #: Height: Weight: Pant: Shoe: Shirt: Suit: Dress (If applicable): Do you have visible tattoos? If so, can they be covered? Do you have wedding guest attire? 3 Current photos of yourself with natural hair, WELL LIT! Email: Submission.SCA@gmail.com Subject: WEDDING GUEST

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Jordan Peele is the first African-American to win the best original screenplay Oscar

Jordan Peele has earned a place in the Oscar history books... The 39-year-old, who made his name in sketch comedy, won best original screenplay for Get Out at Sunday's awards - making him the first black screenwriter to receive the honour. "I just won an Oscar. WTF?!?" tweeted Jordan Peele after receiving the best original screenplay award for Get Out. "I stopped writing this movie about 20 times... I thought it was impossible. I thought it wasn't going to work." He wasn't the only one to express both astonishment and delight at seeing his satirical horror film recognised. "This just made my night," tweeted actor Josh Gad, calling Peele's win "unbelievably well deserved". Oprah Winfrey, meanwhile, said she was "so happy and proud" to see the star recognised for his first film as writer-director. Others to congratulate Peele on his success included the actors Jeffrey Wright and Terry Crews. The latter sent his congratulations via his Brooklyn Nine Nine co-star (and Peele's wife) Chelsea Peretti. Keegan-Michael Key, who starred with Peele in the Comedy Central show Key & Peele, was photographed at an Oscars viewing party yelling with delight at his comedy partner's win. Keegan-Michael Key celebrating Jordan Peele’s #Oscars moment is everything. [? @benwinston ] pic.twitter.com/7F6vIbeeLA — Fandango (@Fandango) March 5, 2018

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Gal Gadot will only be ‘Wonder Woman’ again if Brett Ratner is out.....

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is continuing to battle accused Hollywood sexual harasser Brett Ratner by refusing to sign for a super­hero sequel unless the movie-maker is completely killed from the franchise. Gadot — who last month backed out of a dinner honoring Ratner, where she was due to present him with an award — is taking a strong stance on sexual harassment in Hollywood and doesn’t want her hit “Wonder Woman” franchise to benefit a man accused of sexual misconduct. Ratner’s production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment helped produce “Wonder Woman” as part of its co-financing deal with Warner Bros. The movie has grossed more than $400 million internationally, and Ratner’s company will take a healthy share of the profits. A Warner Bros. insider explained, “Brett made a lot of money from the success of ‘Wonder Woman,’ thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie. Now Gadot is saying she won’t sign for the sequel unless Warner Bros. buys Brett out [of his financing deal] and gets rid of him.” The source added of Israeli-born Gadot, “She’s tough and stands by her principles. She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet. She also knows that Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops. They can’t have a movie rooted in women’s empowerment being part-financed by a man ­accused of sexual misconduct against women.” Ellen Page accuses Brett Ratner of outing her Ellen Page accuses Brett Ratner of outing her This past week, Warner Bros. announced it was severing ties with Ratner amid multiple sexual-harassment allegations leveled against him by actresses including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge. Ratner has vehemently denied the allegations through his attorney, Marty Singer. Earlier this month, Gadot posted on Instagram: “Bullying and sexual harassment is unacceptable! I stand by all the courageous women confronting their fears and speaking out. Together we stand. We are all united in this time of change.” Reps for Gadot and Ratner did not comment. A rep for Warner Bros said only, “False.”

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How You Doing??? FIRED: Wendy Williams Cleans House After Suspecting Staff Of Leaking Husband’s Infidelity Story....

Welp! It looks like Wendy Williams  kinda “knows” who leaked evidence to The Daily Mail, involving her husband’s alleged infidelities. All roads lead back to her Wendy Show staff, and according to The Jasmine Brand, Wendy just cleaned house just to be safe.... Wendy Williams (53) is cleaning house, terminating some of her employees that were allegedly responsible for leaking a recent story surrounding her and her husband manager, Kevin Hunter (46). Their source says: The story was 100% made up and Wendy knows the woman. It’s not true at all. Wendy found out who was behind the story and they were actually people from her staff. She fired anyone who was connected to the story because it was not only fake, but it showed how disloyal they were to her. She can’t trust someone who would do that to her. She fired a number of her staff, including some producers. Look, Wendy trusts her husband. She knows that women want him, especially more now than ever. She’s not letting any of this get to her. Do you think Wendy cleaning house in this scandal makes a difference? His name was on the young lady’s mailbox, allegedly. Thoughts?

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Jackie Chan Confirms 'Rush Hour 4' Could Begin Filming Soon Under 1 Big Condition

The iconic actor confirmed a script for the fourth installment has been completed.... Jackie Chan has revealed that a fourth entry in the Rush Hour series is closer than we think. Chan first starred alongside Chris Tucker in the buddy cop action comedy in 1998 with the duo returning for two more sequels in 2001 and 2007. With ten years now passed since their last on-screen union, Chan has some good news for fans - the fourth installment's script has been written. “For the last seven years, we've been turning down the script, turning down the script,” Chan told Power 106's The Cruz Show, adding: “Yesterday, we just agreed.” He continued: “The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft and next year, [we'll] probably start. If... Chris Tucker agrees.” According to producer Arthur Sarkissian, however, Chan needn't worry; he previously claimed that Tucker was “on board,” adding: “He said he would love to do it.” The Rush Hour films - all directed by Brett Ratner - follow a pair of police detectives and the series of misadventures they find themselves embroiled in. The franchise's combined global box office gross is $850.6m

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